...a discussion on a framework for a Boston downtown growth policy in a change economy; states the need for a new zoning code; considers such issues as historic preservation, pedestrian amenities, open space, future development, automobiles, the redesign of lower Washington Street, parking, racial imbalance, etc.; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Community and Economic Development, Development Projects, Growth Policy, Historic preservation,...
...a report analyzing building conditions in the Grove area of Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood that establishes the eligibility of the area for federal urban renewal funds; describes the area, its population and its structure and presents a detailed plan to improve the area by providing a new street pattern, upgrade the infrastructure, make available parcels of vacant land for housing development, encourage rehabilitation of existing housing, creating parks and/or open space, etc.; includes... Topics: Building Conditions, Community development, Development Projects, Housing, Infrastructure...
...a federally required report under the Comprehensive Planning Assistance Program reporting on the progress of a grant program for urban renewal planning; focuses on major housing issues (subsidized housing projects, rent board, housing inspection, housing court, tax foreclosures, housing development corporations, impact of expanding institutions and housing needs) and the quality of neighborhood life); also includes an amended program for sections of the original grant application; elements... Topics: Boston 200 Corporation, Beatification, Bicentennial Celebrations, Historic preservation, Housing,... Source: bplgovdocs
...a submission to the Boston Redevelopment Authority concerning a proposed mixed use development project on South Boston waterfront property bounded by Commonwealth Pier, Boston harbor, Northern Avenue and Fort Point Channel known as Planned Development Areas (PDA's) 23 and 24; issues covered include: street grid, canal, marina, Harborwalk, variations in ground level, building uses and massing, pedestrian (public) access, land use (open space/park), hotel, building design, view corridors,... Topics: Canals, Development Projects, Fan Pier, Boston (Mass.), Harborwalk, Hotels, Land Use, Open Space,... Source: bplgovdocs
byHousing Innovations, Inc; Boston Model Cities Administration
...this study covers some of the elements which compose a physical development urban renewal plan (affordable housing, commercial and industrial activities, open space, outdoor recreation and transportation) for Boston's Model Cities areas (Roxbury, Dorchester and Jamaica Plain); describes existing conditions in some detail; it also includes special studies of Blue Hill Avenue and Dudley Street, and a review of alternatives for the proposed Cross-Town Boulevard; a copy of this item was in the... Topics: Housing, Blue Hill Avenue, Boston (Mass.), Streets, Community and Economic Development, Crosstown... Source: bplgovdocs
...presents the history of Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay and the various urban design configurations of this open space; includes reproductions of the various plans and information on architecturally important surrounding buildings (such as the Boston Public Library, (New) Old South Church, Chauncy Hall School, Museum of Fine Arts, Peace Jubilee Coliseum, etc.) with date of construction and architect as well as comments concerning the socio-economic conditions that prompted so many... Topics: Boston Public Library, Chauncy Hall School, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Old South Church (Boston,... Source: bplgovdocs
...sets forth the justifications for extending urban renewal actions outside of the Washington Park area; gives area measurement in acres of each section of the area (Lower Roxbury, Highland Park, North Dorcheter and Uphams Corner) and provides evidence of blight in each area; discusses social breakdown (tuberculosis, infant mortality, welfare assistance, etc.), population decline, neighborhood strengths, building conditions, infrastructure, historic preservation, schools, streets, open space... Topics: Area measurement, Building Conditions, Eminent domain, Urban renewal, Historic preservation, Lower... Source: bplgovdocs